Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Cards and a very talented lady.

Hello and welcome to WOYWW.
This week I do actually have a few cards to share.. first to my desk..


The large piece of wallpaper to the left is the result of the pupils randomly stamping potato stamps cut into tulip shapes when they made cards for Mothers Day. It was too pretty to waste so I bought it home to do something with. 


I stamped some of my favourite stamps on it from Kay Carley / Paper Artsy and cut them out. Quite pleased with the result so will make more. 

Another card made with a Stamping Bella stamp. 


The last card was made with a copy of a hand drawn sketch by my late MIL who sadly passed away at Christmas. She had a gorgeous art/craft room and we had the huge task of going through all of her wonderful paintings and sketch books. It was truly a life's work and so interesting. I came across a little sketch book with many drawings of wildlife which she loved. So here's to you Mary for leaving us such a wonderful collection of paintings, drawings and anecdotes about your art and your life to read and enjoy.



Well that's it for this week. I am looking forward to visiting you at your desks! 
Have a happy week

Lynda B 


23 comments:

  1. beautiful cards - love the wallpaper flowers! what a wonderful treasure your MIL left you - gorgeous drawing! Helen #1

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  2. Oh wow, what an artist is up there in heaven drawing and painting away. The card she drew the picture for is amazing.
    Nothing better than using 'scratch paper' for making cards, I love to use the bright colours I sometimes get with the little house stamps from PaperArtsy.
    Hugs, Net 4 xx

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  3. What a wonderful legacy from your MIL. The tulip stamped paper is a fab idea.... you are pretty talented as well as your MIL.
    sandra de @8

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  4. Must have been heart-breaking as well as heart-warming to go through your MIl's studio.What a sweet drawing that is. Long time since I made Mother's DAy cards with a class of kids.Takes me back.Love that left over paper and what you did with it.
    Judy

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  5. That's a lovely tribute to Mary, sorting out her artwork must have been hugely emotional...what talent she had! It's good enough to be published.
    Your cards are fab and I can see why you kept that paper, you'll find something interesting to do with it!
    Hugs, LLJ 5 xxx

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  6. What a wonderful legacy of art left by your late MIL and a great way to honour her memory by using it. Love the wallpaper left over from the potato printing, it made great flowers. Sarah #19

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  7. Love the cards - especially the one using the left over paper from your pupils, what a great idea. Given me an idea for a couple of things as well. Thank you. Your M.I.L. was so talented. Anne x #18

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  8. that sketch is wonderful, what a great way of using it. Happy WOYWW, Vicky #6

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  9. Morning Lynda. Some lovely things there on your desk today - and a great tribute to your mother in law - a talented lady - but what a gift you have in all her life's work.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #22

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  10. Hi Lynda, loving the cards, what a great way to use that sheep of paper, the card is great. Wonderful drawing too from your late MIL- she was clearly very talented. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XXX

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  11. Really love your flower card. I'm all for repurposing. I can't imagine anyone cleaning up my crafty space and enjoying it !!! I'm hoping but Looks like you found some lovely treasures to enjoy. Have a fun week.

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  12. What a treasure trove that must have been. You've done some beautiful cards. Elaine no. 7

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  13. Your flower card is really beautiful! I love that flower set.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon k #27

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  14. So glad you repurposed the wallpaper, and yes, it is a blessing to the family when an Artist passes as the journals are an eternal legacy, I think non artistic families must feel so much more bereft that those of us that have such treasures

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  15. Gorgeous card with the bunnies - are they your MIL's? What a great card you made with the tulip stamping! So amazing how we can transform something to look so totally different Thanks for sharing, Lindart #32

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  16. I love that you turned the childrens art into such a great card, the colours are gorgeous aren't they?
    What treasure to find your MIL's artwork. I bet you were thrilled and what a beautiful way to remember her with. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Lisax #20

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  17. You're right - the potato stamp paper was too pretty to allow it to go to waste. i really like how you chose to use it very much. What a pretty card!
    Rose

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  18. Ah Lynda what a delightful way to keep memories of your MiL...using her inspiration, lovely. The tulip potato paper is lovely, you've used it entirely differently to the way I was thinking , I love the card!

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  19. Hi Lynda, your MIL's sketch and the card you've made from a copy are both stunning. A fitting way to remember her. The flowers made from the wallpaper are also lovely - the colours are beautiful. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #33

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  20. Those flowers are gorgeous Linda! Sound like Mary must have spent many hours with her Art work, there are so many talented people. Have a great woyww, Angela x14x

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  21. Beautiful cards. I love what you did with the "waste" paper. Dorlene #36

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  22. I call myself a craft hoarder and I see I am not alone! Love the cards you have made especially the Easter card the rabbits are beautiful. Anickoana

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  23. Happy Belated WOYWW. I am sure we would all love to see more examples of your MIL's art. I actually strive to mainly work in journals, as it will be so much easier for my craft room to be sorted through when I am no longer here. I am considerate like that! Ali x #10

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